Clube Ferroviário de Maputo

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Ferroviário de Maputo
Ferroviario Maputo.gif
Full name Clube Ferroviário de Maputo
Nickname(s) Os Locomotivas
Founded 1924
Ground Estádio da Machava
Maputo, Mozambique
Ground Capacity 45,000
Chairman Osório Lucas
Manager Mozambique Chiquinho Conde
League Moçambola
2011 5th

Ferroviário de Maputo, or simply Ferroviário, is a Mozambique multi sports club from Maputo especially known for its football operations but also for its basketball and roller hockey team.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1924, as Clube Ferroviário de Lourenço-Marques. In 1976, the club was renamed to Clube Ferroviário de Maputo. In 1982, the club won its first two titles, the Cup of Mozambique, and the Mozambican League. After winning the Moçambola in 2008 and in 2009, they finished in the fifth position in the 2011 edition of the league, concluded on November 6, 2011.[1] They won the Taça de Moçambique in the same year, after they defeated Chingale de Tete in the final.[2]

Current squad[edit]

As of April 23, 2012

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Tanzania GK Muharami
2 Mozambique DF Butana
3 Mozambique DF Zabula
4 Mozambique DF Chico
5 Mozambique MF Danito
6 Mozambique MF Rachid
7 Mozambique MF Tchitcho
No. Position Player
8 Mozambique MF Pilale
9 Mozambique FW Clésio
10 Mozambique MF Vling
11 Mozambique FW Luís
12 Mozambique GK João Kapango
13 Mozambique DF Whiskey
Mozambique GK Nelson Pinto

Stadium[edit]

The club plays their home matches at Estádio da Machava, which has a maximum capacity of 45,000 people.

Achievements[edit]

  • Moçambola
    • Colonial champions:
      • Winners (8): 1956, 1961, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972
    • Since independence:
      • Winners (9): 1982, 1989, 1996, 1997, 1998/99, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009

Performance in African competitions[edit]

1983: Second Round
1990: First Round
2004 - Preliminary Round
2005 - First Round
2012 -
1994 - First Round

Notable players[edit]

  • Mozambique Danito Cuta (1998)
  • Mozambique Joaquim João (1982)
  • Mozambique Jojó (1992)
  • Mozambique Luis Parruque (1997)
  • Mozambique Mabjaia (1990)
  • Mozambique Paulito
  • Mozambique Pinto Barros
  • Mozambique Simão (2003-07)
  • Mozambique Tchaka-Tchaka
  • Mozambique Tomás Inguane
  • Portugal Costa Pereira

Basketball team[edit]

The club has a strong basketball team. Several of the club's players have represented different national teams at the FIBA Africa Championships. Octavio Magolico, for example, has played for the Mozambique national basketball team and Cedrick Kalombo has played for the South Africa national basketball team.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Mozambican League Standings". FIFA. November 6, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ferroviário conquista quinta Taça Moçambique" (in Portuguese). O País. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cedrick Kalombo - 2011 FIBA Africa Championship". FIBA.com. Retrieved 24 February 2012.